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Silicone has many universal applications. It’s used around the house and industrially; a square inch of the product has the ability to hold a considerable amount of weight. The only thing required for silicone to form its strongest bond, is the pairing of two clean surfaces, which makes silicone hard to remove. It’s used to mount mirrors, seal shower doors and shelves, car parts, counter tops and much more.

Cured silicone is known to be a nuisance when trying to remove it from any object and it is no wonder, it can be time consuming or messy. For these sticky situations, the citrus-based Pro De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent, is to your rescue for glass, plastics, fiberglass, metals and virtually any hard surface.

Pro De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent is designed specifically for adhesive such as silicone and other difficult industrial challenges such as putty nails, caulk, floor adhesive and more. To remove a tough challenge such as silicone from hard surfaces, apply the citrus-based solvent and let sit for at least 5-15 minutes before peeling. Simply keep the surface most until the bond is broken. When complete, the silicone bead will simply peel up from the surface. For the almost impossible stain removal challenges such as cured contact cement, you may need to keep the area moist with the solvent for longer.

You won’t need to worry about cured silicone or this specialty citrus solvent causing damage to your skin. When oil, grease, fresh silicone, caulk and other tough adhesives reach your skin, Contractors’ Solvent will remove it safely. Pro De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is safe on skin and hair, so it is the perfect specialty cleaner to free your fingers or remove the sticky residue from your skin (it can also be used on clothing). There are no harmful vapors, no chlorinated solvents, and while containing 100% active ingredients.

Expanding foam sealant is almost impossible to remove from skin, clothing and there surfaces. This sealant is typically branded Great Stuff® or from Dow® and helps fill in gaps in panels, roofing, around windows and more. When the expanding foam is released, it can drip or continue to expand even after application. De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent can remove expanding foam sealant before it hardens. If you keep a bottle on hand for untimely spills, you’ll avoid impossible removal challenges after the expanding foam hardens.

You only have seconds to react before expanding foam sealant cures, so what do you do when it gets on your hands? You can wait a few days for the residue to wear off naturally with friction, poke and pick at it endlessly, or use sand paper. Or better yet, the pro strength citrus cleaning solution, De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent, can be used to settle this sticky mess. The orange powered remover is easy to use, and safe on skin and hair.

How to remove expanding foam sealant with Contractors’ Solvent™

To remove expanding fan sealant from the skin on your hands, spray Pro Strength Contractors’ Solvent directly on the foam sealant on your skin. Spread it around and work it into your hands like you would when washing with soap and water. Be sure to saturate the area as much as possible while wiping excess sealant off with disposable rags or paper towels. Reapply this amazing citrus solvent until your skin is foam sealant residue free. De-Solv-it Contractors’ Solvent will remove expanding foam residue with ease, but you must continue to apply it BEFORE using water and soap for the final hand wash.

The same action can be applied to other surfaces and be sure to see surface compatibility on the De-Solv-it label. Active ingredients include organic wetting agents and essential oils; it contains no benzene, toluene, chlorinated solvents, bleaches or oxidizers.

This 100% organic, 100% biodegradable and eco-friendly orange cleaner will leave natural oils on your hands. To remove, simply wash your hands with soap and warm water and apply lotion as necessary.

Duct tape… it seems to have an endless and continually rising number of uses. It’s used around the house in fix-me-up projects as well as industrially. In past years, those creative enough have gone as far as creating everything from wallets, to formal dresses and suits out of duct tape. But what removes duct tape?

One common use of duct tape for a quick, easy, and cheap fix is the use of the adhesive for vehicle repairs. It might not be the most pleasant appearance on a car, but when economic times are hard, we have to set priorities to get by. Commonly, duct tape is used on vehicles to hold up broken window panels, or keep brake lights in place, just to name a few.

Regardless of what use you have put the household name product to, you are certain to have encountered the incredibly persistent, sticky residue left behind by the adhesive. For such adhesives, you can find yourself picking at the residue with no prevail, give up and deal with the ghastly site of the residue on your car paint, or use the simple, eco-friendly citrus-based specialty cleaner, De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent, and be done with it.

De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is an orange powered specialty cleaner with the ability to remove duct tape residue (and other tape residues) from car paintwork, without causing further damage. To remove fresh duct tape residue from paintwork, apply the specialty cleaner to the area, wipe, and then rinse. For residue that is somewhat dryer and been there for a longer period of time, let De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent sit for a short period of time (about 5 minutes).

The primary cleaning agent in De-Solv-it Contractors Solvent is derived from plants, therefore it is biodegradable and safe to use around your lawn, garden, bushes, etc., and doesn’t require the user to wear gloves during application. The specialty remover of tape residue is something that should be in every garage after a quick-fix to an owner’s car.

Removing Bumper Stickers

Have you ever bought a used car off someone, and that person happened to love having bumper stickers way more than you do? Or maybe you have a bumper sticker that’s on the back of your car that says your child is an honor roll student from 10 years prior?

The residue attracts dirt and becomes unsightly; especially if the entire sticker was not possible to remove. You could pick and scrub at the adhesive residue or what is left of the sticker endlessly, or use De-Solv-it Citrus Solution or Pro De-Solv-it Mechanics’ Solvent for an easy removal process.

Car Sticker Removal

To remove adhesive residue from car windows or car paintwork, apply the citrus cleaning solvent to the area. Let sit for a minute or two; this will not harm the cars paintwork. After letting sit, wipe the window or body of the car with a soft cloth (i.e. microfiber towel) to prevent scratching of the paint. After window sticker removal, apply glass cleaner accordingly. After use on chrome, clear coat or auto paint, rinse the car with water, and then proceed to wash the body of your car with a mild soap or wash designed specifically for vehicles. To leave your car looking shiny clean, finish with a layer of wax.

Adhesive Remover 

Not only does De-Solv-it Citrus Solution and Pro De-Solv-it Mechanics’ Solvent remove adhesive residue, but each product does it in a way that is safe for the user and the environment. Who wouldn’t want to clean in a way that is effective, safe, and guaranteed to satisfy? The citrus-based remover’s active ingredients are bio-degradable, and include citrus oils and organic wetting agents.

There are no harmful vapors, so the need to get the personal protective equipment out of storage for cleaning your car, is not required. The citrus cleaning solvents are safe on skin, hair and the environment; And De-Solv-it Citrus Solution is mom-approved. (Tip: Be sure to apply when your auto is not on blacktop or asphalt as both De-Solv-it products are exceptional asphalt removers (from wheel wells, doors and wheels) and therefore both will adversely affect asphalt surfaces if allowed to reach them and not rinsed off in a timely manner.)